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including the big announcement about the d.c. mayor's race. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. happy friday. we are closing out the week with some of our ever-changing weather. hot at the start, cold, windy and now we've got some snow flakes on the way or probably already here at this point. it is friday, february 1st. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. i think we have seen it all ts week. >> we have. it is fitting. we start monday with the ice warnings around here and the rain and then a couple of days in the 70s and now we'll finish the week with snow in the forecast. >> we had wind in between. >> and a lot of wind yesterday and a lot of wind this afternoon. snow showers breaking out. it will be a very light snow event. in fact, many of you won't see more than flakes flying. i'm not sure it will stick across the entire area but
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there is the potential for a light accumulation, maybe 1/2 inch, maybe in a few spots up to an inch of snow. temperature have fallen generally across the region below freezing. anything that falls will get a chance to kind of stick out there on the roadways. we could have a few travel issues here early this morning as the snow continues to fall into a very cold air mass across the region. the good news is the whole thing will get out of here by 8:00, 9:00 this morning. we'll start to see some sunshine this afternoon although things will remain cold. 36 in washington. 31 out at dulles. bwi marshall, 30 degrees. so plenty cold for the snow to stick in the area with the exception of reagan national. the weather service issued this winter weather advisory about an hour ago. this is in effect through 10:00 a.m. giving you the heads up that we'll get some snow but i just told you that. so there you go. temperatures will top out in the mid-30s. it will be cold and windy today
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particularly this afternoon with some afternoon sunshine. and one more time, light accumulations but we could see a coating up to about an inch of snow here over the next couple of hours. >> all right. here we go on the roller coaster. >> let's check in with julie wright to see how the morning commute is going right now. >> why does it have to happen during rush hour, tuck officer. >> it is friday though, julie. >> yes, it is friday. between the caps, the rush hour and the cold, come on now and the little potomac phil guy tomorrow. the weekend is not looking good for me. dry pavement so far as you wake up early this morning. lanes are open, no problems reported south on 95 and 295 as you travel southbound out of laurel headed out towards the capital play. dry pavement as you continue through northeast. no issues reported as you continue inbound toward the third street tunnel. trip in virginia uneventful on 395 leaving duke street.
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good morning to eric, our favorite firefighter down in stafford county telling us we have a portion of river road shut down along gordon. that is due to flooding. flood that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. fic. good news for business openers and people living in old town laurel, maryland. the threat of major flooding has passed and the voluntary evacuation order has been lifted. wednesday night's heavy rain caused the patuxent river to rise and there was concern after wscc opened nearby floodgates to relief pressure. one woman was found dead in flood waters. other homeless people were forced to relocate. d.c.'s mayoral race is still morning a year away but one councilmember is already showing his interest in running. >> tommy wells made an announcement last night on fox 5 news. fox 5's lauren demarco is live outside the wilson building
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with the details this morning. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. tommy wells says he is going to get the ball rolling on monday with an exploratory committee and as you said, he made that big announcement last night right here on fox 5. i want to talk a little bit about wells. in his early days on the school board, he pushed for immunizations for all d.c. students. he also fought to clean up the anacostia river with a bag tax. and most recently, wells announced he would call for hearing into allegations that d.c. police are not investigating sexual assaults properly. mayor vincent gray has not yet announced whether he with will republican again. if he does choose to do so, he has a lot to boast about. the city has one and a half billion dollars in the bank. there is development across d.c. and more than 1,000 people moving into the city each month. but ethics likely going to be a big role in the next mayoral election. two councilmember have resigned, charged with felonies. several of mayor gray's come
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pain workers pleaded guilty to campaign crimes and mayor gray himself under investigation from federal prosecutors. we talked about all of that with tommy wells last night. as >> but the thaipg that will derail it for the city a government that has a crisis in ethics and certainly a government that loses the confidence in people we govern. that is something that we can't have happen and that is why i'm exploring a run for mayor to be sure we keep the progress of our great city going. -- but the change thing that will derail it for the city is a government that has a crisis in ethics. >> reporter: ward six councilman tommy wells going to be talking with an exploratory committee talking bay possible run for mayor on monday. that is the latest here at the wilson building. back to you. >> always exciting in d.c. politics. thank you. developing out of alabama this morning, a hostage situation involving a 5-year- old boy enters its third full
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day. the child was taken off his school bus tuesday after his kidnapper came aboard and shot the bus driver to death. >> neighbors have identified the captor as 65 years jimmy lee dikes. police say the two remain in a homemade bunker equipped with tv and electricity. negotiators were able to get medicine to the boy who is said to have asperger's syndrome and adhd. neighbors describe the man as intimidating with strong anti- government views. a judge in northern virginia is today expected to rule whether to declare a mistrial in the case of a former culpeper police officer. daniel harmon wright was convicted of killing an unarmed woman last year. his attorneys claim jurors used a dictionary to help them define the word malice them argue jurors were confused about instructions given to them. they were concern there could be i amini fiscal cliff but this morning, there is a resolution in the debt ceiling
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debate, at least for now. we'll have the details coming up next. d.c. is a town known for its d.c. formalities and fancy culture but it has always had an impressive music scene too. we'll show you how an impressive piece of it is being honored. [ male annncer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce...
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the senate has approveda bill to temporarily let the government keep borrowing money. the bill postponed the debt ceiling debate until the middle of may. it is call the no budget no pay bill that requires lawmakers to pass a budget or their paychecks will be withheld. the white house says president obama will immediately sign it. president obama's choice to head the defense department was on the defense himself during harsh questioning from fellow senators. former nebraska senator chuck hagel was grilled yesterday by members ever the senate armed services committee. several times, hagels was put on the spot over his support for israel, his refusal to go along with sank00s on iran and his past positions on the iraq troop surge. one republican is supporting him but hagel will need a few more to overcome any gop filibuster to his nomination. the country is remembering a national tragedy today. it was 10 years ago today the space shuttle include broke
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apart in the skies over texas as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere. all seven crew members died. there will be remembrance ceremonies today at kennedy space center and arlington national cemetery. an investigation showed a piece of the foam that ripped off on launch and ripped a hole in the wing led to the accident. before they fill arenas to capacity, bands including u2 and duran duran wowed fans at a club in georgetown. >> we'll tell you how it is being remembered in a new documentary. first, this snow moving in with tucker barnes. >> we are getting reports of snow moving in across the city. there you go, live shot in northwest washington. i'll have the details on your weather and julie wright will be in for complain about the weather right after the break. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread?
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welcome back. here we go. here that is snow tucker has been talking about. look at those nice, big puffy flakes out there. hopefully, it won't cause too much craziness on your morning commute. we'll check in with julie wright to tell you b we have some super bowl trivia this morning. which team has the most super bowl victories? is it -- we don't want to do this one. >> yes, we do.
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>> quiet. let me read. the san francisco 49ers. the pittsburgh steelers, the dallas cowboys, the new england patriots. we'll have the answer coming up in a few minutes. >> the fans ever this particular team i promise are all going to call and write us. they're very passionate about this. >> i bet i know who it is. >> you know the answer. >> i think everybody in this area knows the answer. >> i think you're wrong. -- the fans of this particular team i promise are all going to call and write us. >> hey, i do the weather. i know about being wrong. >> i wasn't going to point that out. >> we have light snow falling across the area. this is not going to be a major deal but much of the area has dipped below freezing so what falls out there will get a chance to stick. thank you to our facebook fans out in martinsburg. they got enough to cover the ground. some of the roads are covered out in martinsburg. if you are just waking up and
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you are getting snow at your house, let me know what you're getting and i'll try it throw it into the forecast. there is a live look at your radar. you can see much of the area is going to be falling from the sky. not all of this is touching the ground. over the next hour or two, maybe three, we'll continue to see this light snow falling across the area. in a few places, it will start to fall fast and hard enough that we'll start to see it stick. potentially, what could we get. maybe a coating, maybe 1/2 inch. mayor worst case scenario an inch of snow as this system moves on through. this is the leading edge of colder air. behind this, wind are going to pick up. we'll get sunshine by late morning. high temperatures today in the mid-30s. winter weather advisory, weather service issued this about an hour and a half ago. let's push on and counties here in purple. so the thinking is along the 59 corridor where there will be a lot of people traveling over the next couple of hours and
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light snow falling across the area. there could be some travel hiccups. if you leave right now, you will be fine. i don't think we'll see a whole lot of accumulating snow in the next hour. things will gradually get a little worse here by 7:00, 8:00 this morning as the snow continues to fall across the region. temperature, 36 degrees. we are 35 in annapolis. jumped to 34 in leonardtown. much of the area here particularly to the west and north has fallen below freezing. as that snow continues to fall, it will pull these temperatures down as well. gaithersburg, 28 right now. 30 in baltimore. looking at the futurecast, here we go. so some light snow falling here at 5:00 a.m. notice at 7:00 a.m., we're still getting light snow across the area although it is not quite as plentiful as it is at 5:00 a.m. there you go. by 11:00 a.m., it is all out of here. back into the sunshine, windy and cold afternoon and high temperatures as mentioned only in the mid-30s so get ready for a cold one. 35 today. northwest winds gusting to 25 in the wake of our the system
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here. early snow showers, afternoon sun and wind, accumulation, worse case scenario will be up to one inch. 23 tonight. clear skies, cold overnight. winds out of the west at five to 10. there is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. and that's right, mr. phil hanging out saturday morning. >> no! >> underneath the sunshine. a heads up here. saturday night, early sunday morning, we could do another round of light snow as we get another round of snow. no thumbs down, julie. no thumbs down. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> i have a twitter follower that says forget about patuxent phil, potomac phil, we should accepted you out with a top hat to see what happens. >> you don't want to send me then on a saturday morning. dry pavement for those traveling northeast to northwest. keep in mind, the elevated areas freeze before anything
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else. i know we are only talking about a dusting to maybe an in. but it will get slick as our morning drive continues on. friends in lanham are already talking about it snowing there to the east side of the beltway. 395 with dry pavement, no issues reported leaving duke street continuing northbound out to the 14th street bridge. traffic is flowing freely on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. here we are live southbound along 270. no problems to report right now as you work your way out of hyattstown. lanes are open in each direction and traffic flowing freely across the american legion bridge leaving tyson's headed out to montgomery county. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. traffic. >> thank you. a new documentary is sharing the storive of a legendary club that showcased some of the biggest names in rock, pop, blues and jazz before they were even famous. so it is hard to imagine bands like u2 and kiss called up and coming but at one point they were. >> somebody has to start somewhere. when they were, they performed a bayou in georgetown. it has been closed for 15 years
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now and some film makers are helping to make sure its story is not forgotten. paul wagner has more. >> reporter: the bayou was in an old red brick building underneath the whitehurst freeway in georgetown where it began hosting dickey land -- dixie land jazz bands in the '50s. >> it was like no other place. it was dark, cavernous, it was raucous. >> reporter: bill scanlon, a former dy at d.c. 101 loved it there and when he heard the place was closing, he got inside with a camera. >> i think the film captures a piece of washington music history that is little known and certainly isn't spotlighted and yet was pretty vibrant, brought in national acts as well as very, very strong local players.
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>> reporter: the bayou is long gone. it was torn down years ago. in its place now is the lowe's theater where the documentary will have its premiere. in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, if you wanted for see an up and coming rock and roll band being the bayou was the place to be. you could have seen duran duran for $3.50. the british band dire straits played the bayou just as cul ton of swing was beginning its run up the charts. u2 hit the stage as well opening for the slicky boys. >> they are nice guys. they were all just like real young irish guys, hard to understand. >> mark noone loved playing there. the statement was comfortable
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and great. >> spring steep played the bayou once. >> from that one, no video but there are some great photographs. >> reporter: the film is a labor of love for scanlon who put it together over the last 14 years or so, the funding coming from mainly donations. >> i'm very proud that we stuck with it and really happy so many people supported us. our kick start came in with over $30,000 in funding and made it possible. >> reporter: the bayou may be gone but it lives on in film and the memory of rock bands who made the trek to its doors on k street. >> that was paul wagner reported. i would have loved to have seen some video of duran duran performing. >> or u2. >> u2 opened for another group. >> that ways long time ago. $3.50 tickets. >> that is how long ago it was. >> coming up next, beyonce is breaking her silence. >> she is talking about all the hype surrounding her prerecorded track at the inauguration. how she responded to critics in
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singing the song live. >> she explained why she didn't sing live at the inauguration. will thomas has more. >> how is everyone? >> reporter: it is the moment she break her silence. >> would you guys mind standing. >> and then before taking any questions, beyonce performed the tune she needed a little help with january 21st. ♪ oh say can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light &&. >> reporter: her critically praised performance of the star spangle banner at president obama's inauguration came under scrutiny less than a day later whether a representative from the u.s. marine band said she wasn't singing live. ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars &&. >> reporter: now, beyonce wants to clear the air before her big super bowl performance.
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>> due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. it was about the president and the inauguration and i wanted to make him and my country proud so i decided to sing along with my prerecorded track which is very common in the music industry. >> reporter: with the national anthem episode behind her, bee gons is focused on her 12 high pressure minute half time show -- beyonce is focused on her 12- minute half time show. >> beyonce says she is nervous about sunday's super bowl half time show but promises she will be singing live. from super talent back to the super bowl now. a few minutes ago, we asked you which team had the most super bowl victories. the answer is the pittsburgh steelers. a lot of you have been writing in on the facebook fan page,
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steelier fans i'm sure who want to make sure we all know the team has won six super bowls. the first was in 1975 and the most recent in 2009. >> that's right. they got quite a dynasty going. >> if the 49ers win, they will have sick as well. still plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> a little snow falling in parts of our area now. we have got a few school delays to tell you about already. that is coming up after the break. ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean,
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we are back now on fox 5 morning news. we have a few school delays to pass along. in virginia, warren county public schools or a two-hour delay. in maryland, garrett county schools, two-hour delay. in west virginia, hardy county and jefferson county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> since they are a little further west, they got in on it a cup of hours ago. around here, just starting for fall. not talk bathe big deal here. maybe a dusting, a half inch, maybe an inch like last week. that would be the worst of the worst. it is cold enough that it will stick and it could cause travel delays for parts of the area here as the snow continues to move on through. timing not great with this one. you will be able to see the snow filling in here. watch, it just blossoms there
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in the last hour or so. we are getting light northwest washington. i think by 8:00, 9:00, it will all be out of here. we'll be looking at partly to mostly sunny skies for most of your friday and windy and cold. this is a cold front coming through. that colder air is squeezing out a little bit of moisture as it is moving on through. light snow for the next couple of hours. we should see gradual sunshine, wind you and turning much colder. it is cold this morning. reagan national, 34 degrees. although most of the area here has dipped below freezing. 31 at dulles. bwi marshall, 30. looking at your forecast, daytime highs, mid-30s. windy and cold to get the snow out of here by 8:00, 9:00. >> back to winter now. >> back to our favorite snow lover, julie wright.
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>> huh? somebody screwed up the chyron. 395, waking up right now to dry pavement. no issues reported in the express lanes or main line headed northbound north of duke street continuing out to the 14th street bridge. the lanes here are open. you will find on the beltway traffic flowing freely between annandale and merrifield. southbound 270, same scenario here. no issues reported here continuing out towards clarksburg. tucker mentioned he saw a couple of truck on sand-by ready to treat the roads if needed later on if the roads get a little dicey. no issues reported at the american legion bridge. traffic is flowing freely between tyson's and 270. you will find lanes are open if you are continuing your trip inbound new york avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. traffic. and now we have some new information on that developing story in alabama. a five-year-old boy still being held hostage in an underground
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bunker following a deadly shooting on board a school bus. a neighbor claim the alleged captor, jimmy lee dikes, boarded the school bus the day before the shooting and had a conversation with the driver. no word on the nature of that conversation. on tuesday, investigators say he boarded the same bus, shot and killed the driver and took the 5-year-old boy hostage. ho checking our top local stories now, a sigh of relief for neighbors and business owners in maryland. the threat of major flooding in laurel has passed and a voluntary evacuation order has been lifted. wednesday 199's heavy rain caused the patuxent river to rise and there was certain after wssc opened nearby floodgates to relieve pressure. a homeless woman living in a nearby tent city was found dead in the flood waters. other homeless people were forced to relocate. police are investigating a deadly hit and run. police say 59-year-old joseph lions was standing in the road
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near his house on woodland drive in triangle yesterday when a car hit him and drove off. neighbors say the drivers often speed through the area. there were no witnesses so police don't have a description to release. if you have any information that could help in this case, please call the prince william county police department. a mistrial could be declared in the' case of a former culpeper police officer. daniel harmon wright was convicted earlier this week of killing an unarmed woman last year. his attorneys claim the jurors used a dictionary to define the word malice. coming up next, the what the district is doing to crack down on bullying. >> the ravens, they are ready. hear what head coach john harbaugh has to say about staying focused ahead of sunday's big game. ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪
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welcome back. just a note for you that we have a number of weather- related delays and closures that are coming into the fox 5 newsroom. you can go to and get the list of all those delays and closures at and also right there at the bottom of your screen. in other news today, the head of the u.s. marines says the infantry side is skeptical
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about women performing on the front lines. general james amos said some positions may end upped being closed if not enough female soldier measure up to the standards. hillary clinton has made her final spubl speech as secretary of state speaking before the council on foreign relations thursday. mrs.clinton said worldwide equality to women is essential to u.s. foreign policy. >> if women and girls everywhere were treated as equal to men in rights, dignity and opportunity, we would see political and economic progress everywhere. so this is not only a moral issue, which, of course, it is. it is an economic issue and a security issue and it is the unfinished business of the 21st century. >> clinton also hay strong warning about iran sending more than soldiers and better military supplies to syria and said that iran is working with the terror group hezbollah to fight syrian rebels search the
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district is cracking down on bullying. a new task force nays presented a plan that defines bullying as, quote, any severe, pervasive or persistent act or conduct, whether physical, electronic or verbal. the "washington post" reports the d.c. office of human rights is recommending that agencies from schools to parks to metro come up with investigative procedures and potential consequences for bullies. coming up next, can you feel the excitement in the air. >> the baltimore ravens are ready for the super bowl. we'll have the latest from northerly ends including how the head coach says he is keeping the team focused. >> a little snow could cause problems for your morning commute. there it is. you can see it coming down now. we'll check in with tucker for your forecast and julie has another look at the roads when fox 5 morning news continues. lucky charms?!
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who has the most appearances as a coach or player at the super bowl. >> no multiple choice. >> we are upping the degree of difficulty. >> upping the ante. >> this is a hard one. i don't know the answer. >> if you had multiple choice, i bet you could have figured it out. >> i think i know coach but i don't know player. juror look what is going on
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outside? this is the salt dome we believe in northwest d.c. but activity as they are treating the roadways out there. we have the snow falling down. they are loading up on salt to spread out there on the roadways because it is coming down pretty good too from some of of the shots we saw. >> parts of the area, yeah. it just depends where you're watching this morning. some of us are just getting a few flurries. others out to the west, we've gotten a coating of snow. bottom line, not going to be a big deal but temperatures are cold enough for most of the area so that what falls will stick. we are looking for the potential for maybe a coating, maybe an inch. that would be the worst of it. >> that doesn't sound too bad to me. >> it shouldn't be terrible but it could cause some issues as we get into rush hour. we are prime timing it right now. >> we had delays already. >> if you are delayed at school think the sun will be out in a couple of hours and it will -- most of the day will be cold and windy. >> there is your snow.
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it is falling across much of the area and will continue to fall for a few more hours. i think by 8:00, 9:00 this morning, it should be east of the bay but you can see that right now, we are sort of in the thick of things. we are getting a little hole there. that is where our radar is. that is why we're not picking up the snow close to sterling. very light amounts. this is not going to be a major deal. but this is sort of in the pattern of what we've seen here. these very light little clipper systems coming through. and yet another one with temperatures falling below freezing for most of the area particularly north and west. we will see the snow getting a chance to stick out there. winter weather advisory in effect until 10:00 this morning for the metro area. let's switch maps. you can see the winter weather advisory. there you go. and the rope the weather service issues this is because we're moving into rush hour and looking at the potential for as mentioned up to about an inch of snow. lower eastern shore, our view oners down in ocean city, you are under a winter weather
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advisory as well until 10:00 a.m. here are temperatures. they will be a player here. 34 in washington. as you get south an east, temperatures in the mid-30s. north and west, gaithersburg, you are 28. 31 out at dulles. our viewers out in martinsburg, you are 27 degrees. in the mountains, anything that falls will get a chance to stick real quick with temperatures in the mid-20s. highs later today, you are generally looking at them. behind our system, winds will pick up. we'll get plenty of sunshine this afternoon but it will be cold around here. remember, just a few days ago it was 70678 today, we are look at mid-30s for daytime highs. there is your little batch of snow. a little clipper system and a cold front. that will push quickly to the east. a lot of wind and cold temperatures here for the remainder of the afternoon. 35 today. snow showers this morning. afternoon sun and the wind pick up out of the north and west at 25. so blustery afternoon. accumulations up to one inch. that is the maximum potential of this one. tonight being 23, clear skies and cold overnight. want to mention we could do
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another round of light snow late tomorrow, tomorrow night into early sunday. that could bring us some light accumulations. tomorrow, by the way is groundhog's day. that is why we have phil right there. temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s early next week. we'll get you an update on the snow in just a minute. let's he do some traffic and find out if the flake are causing problems on the roads. >> why do he file like you showed the groundhog and i feel like bill murray from caddy shack. >> yeah. >> here we are on the beltway at the mean. still dry pavement here. no issues reported. bridges, ramps and overpasses freeze before anything else. even though he is calling for a light dusting being maybe up to an inch, it could get slick for our morning drive. -- here we are on the beltway at the american legion bridge. we are still dealing with flooding especially up in laurel near the prince george's county line. i've heard from police who said they have rescued at least one person already, one woman who
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drove around the barrier points. those barrels and coness are up there to warn you not to drive -- and cones are up throw to warn you not to drive through so please don't do it. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. thursday, both teams hit the field for a second day of workouts. the coach is having to work extra hard to stay focused as he gets ready. >> i think they have adone a great job of compartmentalizing. they've done well with that. they focused on the football. i'm proud of the way they've handled the media. for tomorrow, we thought we would switch uniforms and i would come dressed as jim and jim would come dressed as me and see if you guys could figure it out. >> we asked who has the most
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afterrances as a coach or player and answer is dan reeves with nine appearances. no way i would have ever gotten that right. >> that is not who you were guess something. >> no, i didn't know you would count assistant coaches. that should be taken out of there because i didn't get it right. >> there is another big show to watch this weekend besides the super bowl. >> what? there is something else. >> there is the washington auto show that starts today. i checked out a few of the new rides getting a prime parking space at the big event. we'll tell you about it coming up a little bit later. ♪
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you know, who doesn't love that new car smell where can you breathe it all in, starting today actually at the washington convention center. >> if you could just get it without the new car price, that would be a whole other ball game. >> the 2013 washington auto show is here. now, i hay chance to talk with one auto expert to see what kind of fancy rides everyone will be talking about at the show. >> the washington auto show is just about here so we are talking about cars, all things cars. joining me now to talk about a couple of the cars at the washington auto show, we got some nice ones here. thank you for talking with us. tell us what kind of car this is. it looks really nice. >> first of all, we have a 2012
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audi tdi reference in there, diesel technology. diesel is make a comeback. you get 30% more mileage. for example, this car can go around $600 mile per fill-up. so it makes a great road trip car. and diesel vehicles are typically, you have more power than their gasoline variants. but nowadays, they are much cleaner than they used to be and in fact, california where they have the strictest emission laws, just certified clean diesel vehicles. >> and talk about some of the technology on the inside of that car. >> one of the thins that will be highlighted is just user friendly technology interfaces and telematics. audi has what they call mmi which comingles their navigation and all their
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interfaces. it has wi-fi and you can connect a cadre of different devices. that is good for the kids. my daughter is studying for a spelling bea and my daughter can be on her ipad online. >> this is a nice porsche. >> this is a cayan suv. this represents over 50% of their sales. this is coming there a manufacturer that previously only made sports cars. but they have many variants of this car. butt diesel version, they felt they needed that because again diesel is a technology that will give you more power and additional mileage and as well, all wheel drive and the sportiness of a porsche. so it gives you the benefit of
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taking on inclement weather, whether it is rain, snow, we're going to get some snow today so i'm going to feel pretty confident with all-wheel drive technology. i'm not going for be rushing home, or anything of that matter. but again, porsche just wants to make sure they are giving you a drive experience plus the diesel engines which are very popular in europe. that is why you see a lot of the german manufacturers with diesel. now you have mazda coming out with diesels. the domestics are playing around with them. we have to increase the awareness level to consumers because this could be put into the green sector in term of mileage but right now, customers only really know about hybrids. >> let's talk about this. >> when volvo delivered this, they said i home you enjoy the color. you might like it for a week or two. i don't describe problem with
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it. it stands out. this is volvo's s60 which is their sports sedan. we all know volvo in terms of safety. volvo has always been about safety. they have something called the anti-whiplash protection in the driver and hang head rest. but what they wanted to do is give you a sedan that doesn't just look safe but is sporty as well. -- driver and passenger head rest. they wanted to make sure you didn't sacrifice style. >> thank you for coming out to brave the elements to talk about of smt cars coming out for 2013. >> how did i do that? i was there and now i'm here. modern technology. the washington auto show starts today and runs through february 10th at the washington convention center. i'm going to be live down there. >> didn't have enough. >> didn't have enough of those fancy cars i can't ever on ford. we'll give you a behind the scenes look at the cars down there. >> always nice to dream. >> i love it. straight ahead at 6:00, they won't be a bargain but if you have a little patience and
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some extra spending money, it is not too late to get super bowl tickets. we'll talk more about that in this morning's business beat. >> good luck. let's say good morning to today's fan of the day. it is janice hammond dickey. janice is not only a fan of ours but also of the baltimore ravens. we wish her good luck this sunday and for your chance to be fan of the day, log onto our facebook page and post a comment under janet's picture. we are checking on the commute and the weather when we come back. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals.
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